Shoot, I'm hoping not again....
I came to the one place that someone will understand me...my lupie family. I have been doing SOOOOO good lately. Other than breaking my leg this winter...I have been navigating things pretty well. Then, two days ago I started feeling really tired..headache. Then yesterday, here comes the chills. When I had my lupus attacks on my kidney's in the past, I had this unreal chills and high temperature. After toughing out a while at work, I got home around 3:30pm yesterday and 101 temp. Tylenol brought it back down. Then at 10pm, the chills....man, brought back memories and nothing good. Woke up in a sweat at midnight, temp more normal. Then at 4, chills. Woke up at 9am, sweaty. Called the doctor (he's on vacation). Went in though at 1pm and they are running tests.
Now, my daughter was sick this week, but had more stomach pain. But she was down 2-3 days. I don't have the stomach pain, but my side inside my hipbone is sore when I move my leg. Lower back is sore. Nothing remarkable. Just the fever, headache, etc. My exam went fine, eyes, lungs, ears, throat, nose, all good. He pushed around on my abdoman. Ran blood and urine. Urine looked the same as always. No other results yet (why does it take so long these days).
So, I'm on vacation from work starting today (flash back to Christmas when I was on my last vacation and I broke my leg). If it's viral, there is nothing to do but wait. If it's an infection, they have me on antibiotics, although I'm not sure what could be infected. My appendix crossed my mind with the mild discomfort on my right side. I would think the blood work and the abdoman exam would have detected that and I would think the pain would be worse.
That's what is happening to me. I hate that I flash to the Lupus when things are wrong, but when my kidney's failed, it was so non-descript...temp and chilling.
My Avatar represents most of my doctors. They don't want to look at what is going on, listen to what I'm saying or tell me anything!! Sound familiar?